Christ Church Sandown
Thank you for visiting this website. We would be so glad to extend a warm welcome to you at any church service or event but due to the current Covid-19 situation we are not able to do so. As the country is now again in lockdown the decision has been reluctantly taken to suspend physical church services and meetings for the time being to help keep people safe. On this basis please note that there will be no physical services at Christ Church until further notice.
In the meantime, it is our intention to continue to support everyone through maintaining our on-line services and virtual meet-ups so do please keep in touch.
This week's on-line service video
Memory verse of the week
"But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles.." (Isaiah 40:31 New Living Translation) You may like to remember the rest of the verse too which continues "They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint."
We would love to receive photos of either your painting or drawing on the theme of flowers for inclusion in a gallery presentation as part of the Mothering Sunday on-line service to be broadcast on Sunday 14 March. Entries need to be emailed to Paul by the end of Wednesday 10 March for inclusion. Please click here for Paul's email.
If you find yourself isolated and in need please call or text Mark on 07873 406558. We have people who can help and are very happy to chat on the phone if you should be worried. In any event do spend time calling people you know. We might all be socially isolating but we can still keep in touch. If you would just like a regular call let us know and we can link you up with someone.
Weekly Worship at Home services are being recorded and are available on the church's YouTube Channel and/or the church's Facebook page. A search on Christ Church Sandown will locate both these sources. The Worship at home service is uploaded and available from 6pm each Saturday for you to use at the time of your choice on Sundays. The worship at home service includes a message, worship songs recorded by members of our worship group together with prayers and often interviews and/or special items. A mid-week message is also being recorded on the church's Facebook page and is published on Wednesdays.
We have a church email list which is used to alert everyone to the publication of videos and the latest news generally. If you would like to be kept in contact in this way please ask to be put on our mail list which Mark Williams is maintaining (click here to contact Mark for this purpose).
Apart from the church's own services, we would commend the local Facebook live service of St Paul's Barton at 10am on Sundays.
There are plans for another knitted and crocheted display around the town this summer and once again it would be great if Christ Church took part in this community venture. The theme this year is 'I do like to be beside the seaside'. It would be lovely if as many people as possible could join in. Rachel Forrest and Pam Moore can give more details and will keep us informed as the plans emerge.
The church home groups are not currently physically meeting but are meeting on-line on various days and times. There is also a regular Friday coffee morning Zoom meeting If you would like to join a home group or be linked into the coffee meeting please email Paul Corbett (click here to contact Paul for this purpose) who will help put you in touch with a group.
In view of the restrictions under which the group would need to operate, we are not able to currently provide the meeting together facilities previously enjoyed. Reluctantly, therefore, a decision has been made to relaunch the group as soon as the things get back to normal which we are hoping is by the spring of next year.